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Big Data & IoT

Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity
1 year ago

Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity

Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. The company is on a moral mission to build software that can be used for the greater good. Not only do they …
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Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration
2 years ago

Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration

A perfect storm of growing data sources, volumes, and varieties along with empowerment of self-service business analytics is driving the need for rapid, agile access to hybrid integrated data sources. …
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Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality
2 years ago

Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality

It is no secret that I have been dreaming about combining virtual reality with the world of big data visualization. Big data exploration today is limited by two and three …
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Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
2 years ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
2 years ago

Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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My Favorite Public Data Sources
2 years ago

My Favorite Public Data Sources

Where to get public data? In this article, I will share a few of my personal favorite public data sources. Combining public data in your own analytics projects can add …
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A New World of Data
2 years ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101
3 years ago

Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101

As I was writing about Ralph Kimball’s, excellent, “must-watch” Cloudera webinars on big data warehousing 101, I received a mass email from Kimball Group and notification via Melissa Coates aka …
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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox
4 years ago

Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox

After my last super lengthy blog, I thought a short and sweet one on how to get started with big data was in order. I have been meaning to write …
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Big Data Visual Analytics
5 years ago

Big Data Visual Analytics

Earlier this week I attended and presented at the TDWI Big Data Analytics Solution Summit. It was  interesting to hear the other presenters, talk to groups using big data,  and …
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Unstructured Data Mining/Predictive Analytics with Mahout
5 years ago

Unstructured Data Mining/Predictive Analytics with Mahout

It literally has been an “eventful” month or two – pun intended! After being on the road for multiple Microsoft product launches, SQL Saturday and attending SAP TechEd, I am …
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Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight
6 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight

Big Data seems to be everywhere and I notice quite a bit of confusion around it. Last week I saw Bill Inmon, the father of data warehousing, speak about his …
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Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver
6 years ago

Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver

At PASS, Microsoft announced the upcoming TAP for a Hadoop ODBC driver.  This driver will enable integration of Apache Hadoop, Windows and Azure Hadoop flavors with various Microsoft BI products. …
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Big Data, Hadoop + PDW
6 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop + PDW

I just watched the recording of Dr. DeWitt from PASS since I did not get to go. I thought the points on how/when to use Hadoop and PDW put into …
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